Tasmanian state election, 1922
All 30 seats to the House of Assembly
The 1922 Tasmanian state election was held on 10 June 1922 in the Australian state of Tasmania to elect 30 members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly. The election used the Hare-Clark proportional representation system — six members were elected from each of five electorates.
The incumbent Premier of Tasmania was Walter Lee of the Nationalist Party. The Labor Party was led by Joseph Lyons. Before the election, a new party had emerged, the Country Party, a conservative party aiming to represent farmers and rural interests. In Tasmania, the new party was led by Ernest Blyth.
At the election, the Nationalist Party lost four seats and Labor lost one seat. The Country Party won 5 seats and the balance of power. Despite surviving a no-confidence vote, Lee resigned and recommended that the Governor of Tasmania send for Blyth. Blyth organised a meeting between the Nationalist and Country parties, and they agreed to form Tasmania's first coalition government with John Hayes as Premier.
In this election, women were first eligible to stand for the House of Assembly. There were three women candidates standing, including Alicia O'Shea Petersen, all of whom stood as Independents and all of whom were unsuccessful.
|Summary of votes by party|
|Independent Labor||889||1.31%||+1.31%||0||± 0|
Distribution of Seats
- Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, 1922–1925
- Candidates of the Tasmanian state election, 1922